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Sword and brush : the spirit of the martial arts

Author: Dave Lowry
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Way of the sword, the Way of the brush: one an encounter of harmony between brush and paper, the other a meeting of conflict between swords. For the calligrapher as for the warrior, reality is reduced to a single unique encounter of perfect clarity. This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts--from archery to flower arranging--is celebrated here in Dave Lowry's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Lowry
ISBN: 1570621128 9781570621123
OCLC Number: 32131638
Description: x, 119 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Do : the way --
Bu : martial --
Keiko : the process of training --
Sabaku : movement --
Kata : form. The architecture of meaning --
Ryu : the tradition --
Shi : the master --
Dan : rank of advanced practice --
Heiho : principles of war, principles of peace --
Oku : the secrets --
Ki : energy --
Shin : the mind --
Ken : the sword --
Iru : entering --
Hyoshi : timing --
Kan : perception --
Ju : pliancy --
Den : transmitting tradition --
Fudo : the immovable deity --
Wa : harmony --
Omote/ura : outside/inside --
Jutsu : art --
Te : hand --
Kamae : postures of engagement --
Yoyu : critical margin --
Hara : the center --
Uke : receiving --
Kyu : ranks of the beginner --
Tan : forging --
Gei : the cultivation of craft --
Kage : shadow --
Zan : lingering --
Sha : the exponent --
Myo : the miraculous --
Rei : etiquette --
Ma : space --
Ku : emptiness --
Furyu : wind and water --
I : intent --
Shugyo : austerity --
Hodoku : compassion --
In and yo : dualities of the way.
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The Way of the sword, the Way of the brush: one an encounter of harmony between brush and paper, the other a meeting of conflict between swords. For the calligrapher as for the warrior, reality is reduced to a single unique encounter of perfect clarity. This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts--from archery to flower arranging--is celebrated here in Dave Lowry's exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts. Forty-two examples of Lowry's calligraphy, accompanied by his essays, show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword. Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial arts. The accompanying text amplifies our understanding of the term, what it meant to Japanese warriors, and what it means to practitioners of those arts today.--From publisher description.

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